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Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture in a child?

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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy and surgery

While there is no "cure" for volkmann's contracture once it has occurred, it can be improved.
Depending on the degree of contracture, it can be treated with therapy to stretch out the muscles. More severe cases may require surgery to lengthen the muscles or reposition tendons so that they function better.

In brief: Therapy and surgery

While there is no "cure" for volkmann's contracture once it has occurred, it can be improved.
Depending on the degree of contracture, it can be treated with therapy to stretch out the muscles. More severe cases may require surgery to lengthen the muscles or reposition tendons so that they function better.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Agree but should add that this is one of those problems that is best avoided and that usually, though not always, can be avoided with proper care and early detection of ischemia
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Volkmann's ischemic

Contracture from vascular injury to the muscles in the forearm. Typically related to a fracture or crush elbow or 4arm. There is no cure after it happens but surgical treatment can relieve some of the resultant problems associated with it.
Tendon lengthening, nerve decompression, resection of fibrotic tissue. Much depends upon the severity of the contracture and the depth of injury.

In brief: Volkmann's ischemic

Contracture from vascular injury to the muscles in the forearm. Typically related to a fracture or crush elbow or 4arm. There is no cure after it happens but surgical treatment can relieve some of the resultant problems associated with it.
Tendon lengthening, nerve decompression, resection of fibrotic tissue. Much depends upon the severity of the contracture and the depth of injury.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Volkmann's

Once established, the fibrotic muscle may need to be resected or released and on occasion, tendon transfers may be indicated.

In brief: Volkmann's

Once established, the fibrotic muscle may need to be resected or released and on occasion, tendon transfers may be indicated.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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